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  • Michael Dattolico

Protecting your Home From a Hurricane

Hurricane preparedness is single handedly the most important step of hurricane season. It can make or break the future of your home, and happens within seconds. In this article we will be discussing the steps you can take to protect your home from those devastating seconds this hurricane season.

Hurricanes come with heavy winds and rain, possible storm surges, flooding, tornadoes, and many other possibilities that can range in strength and power. Homeowners in every community should be prepared for every possibility. Thankfully, a FEMA Report outlines the main actions you as a homeowner can take to prevent the worst.

To protect from wind, reinforce the building, which includes the doors, windows, walls and roofs. Bring loose items from outside inside to prevent wind-borne debris from causing further damage. Don’t forget about trees! Be sure to trim heavy, thick and dead tree branches before hurricane season begins.

Some home protections recommended by FEMA are more of an investment, so make sure to know the history and consistency of hurricanes in your area. Some simple ways, however, are keeping your gutters and drains clear of debris. Rain affects us year round, so don’t wait for a hurricane to do this. You can also stockpile emergency protective materials, like plywood, plastic sheeting and sandbags throughout the year.

We hope you found this article helpful to protecting your home from hurricane damage this season. At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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